I knew Gregg Olsen as a true crime writer and when I started “Shocking True Story” I assumed it was in fact a true crime novel. It didn’t take me long to figure out it wasn’t. Olsen cleverly weaves the tale of a true crime writer’s experience of investigating and writing about a crime in his home state. At times the story does drag but moments of suspense make up for those yawning periods. As I was drawn deeper into the mystery I began to wonder about various characters and the truth of the story they told, sometimes forgetting I was reading fiction. The ending was a real shocker however. I would have preferred it to be a tad longer and more descriptive but it got me worked up enough to bump the rating up a full star. While it may not be as good as his true crime stories I have to say it’s a good read. You won’t be sorry at the conclusion.
After 13 years as a social worker of sorts I decided it was time to do what I had planned when I was in the fifth grade; I decided it is time to write. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from East Tennessee State University with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology. I studied Media Arts at Long Island University In Brooklyn and Guerilla Film Making at Pellissippi State University. I have a Masters Level Certification in Forensic Document Examination. My first full-length book "View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale" is available on amazon.com and my latest book "Riddle" was released on Amazon in June 2015. My third novel "Carved Wooden Heart" an erotic romance written with Starla Hartless is now available. I recently released "Stolen Gypsy", another thriller. For quicker reads try my novelettes released through Electric Eclectic Books. As a Domestic Violence survivor and thriver I am involved with local DV Support Groups. Besides writing I love to travel, enjoy photography, reading, and film.With 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren, and a great-grandson. I have led a busy life. The best is yet to come... View all posts by Lizzi Newton